Mistakes to avoid with compost
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The composting plant is a good way to get natural nutrients to mix with garden soil, it is also necessary not to do anything in any conditions. The compost pile should be placed on the ground to facilitate colonization by microorganisms and worms. If you install the compost in a sealed box, it will rot and develop very unpleasant odors.
Where do I install the composter?
Install your compost bin near the home for easy access but not too close because, at high temperatures, the decomposition odor can sometimes be very unpleasant. Place it in a strategic location you can easily reach with your wheelbarrow. Compost should be placed in the shade and sheltered from the wind, especially if you do not have a tray.
Compost: think nuisance
Never place the composter at the edge of your property. Remember that your neighbors are not required to enjoy the sight and any odors.
Avoid places that can fill with water
Attention also to basins that could fill with water in the first storm. Water will become stagnant, with the inconvenience of rotting waste (cloud of flies and other insects).
Prefer composting tray
Indeed, a pile in the open air is available to the animals in the household but also rodents which can possibly be attracted to food scraps. In addition, exposed to rain, wind, sun and cold, your compost will struggle to break down regularly and the process will take longer. But it usually takes six months to a year to get usable compost.
Do not compost anything ...
The plastic, synthetic, the contents of the vacuum bag, wood waste treated, do not degrade or are not suitable for your compost. They are avoiding. As the cat litter that is not always 100% biodegradable.
Compost: avoid also
Newspapers and magazines whose covers are often varnished or film-coated, weeds and their seeds, perennial weeds such as bindweed or thistles with their roots that could come back to life, residues of diseased plants and all plant waste may contain various treatment products.
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